Competitions and Slow Stitch Project
Slow Stitch Project
We launched our 2024 our new project at our January 2024 meeting. This will give everyone an opportunity to explore and make a piece of slow stitched work. Throught the year we will share prompts, ideas and, hopefully, opportunities to learn new approaches, to allow you to develop the project in your preferred way.
Slow stitch isn't about perfection , it's about stithing for stitchings sake, enjoying the journey without worrying about the sectination. It can be about using existing stitch expertise and skille in new and less restricitve ways.
Slow stitch is a hugh movement in the textile arts world and there is alot of information out there you can research.
If you want to join the project, we will be sharing a new prompt each month along with ideas, examples of work and useful internet resources. It is up to you whether you follow all the prompts or just select a few. You may want to somply go your own way, that's absolutely fine. Our motto is 'NO RULES'. Enjoy, and if needed, there is help and support.
So here are some suggestions to help you get started:
1. Decide how you want to work on your project, suggestions are:
a. a fabric book
b. a fabric scroll
c. sketch book, you can continue to use your 2023 book.
2. Decide if you want to have a colour scheme to use as a basis each month or theme colour or colours to add with others each month.
3. Decide if you want a theme such as a different word or a quote, a small image etc.
January's prompt is Squares within Squares, running and straight stitch + buttons
Creativity is experimenting, growing, taking risks,
breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.